PhD life can be lonely, and it can be formless. Reading, writing. For the last few months I deliberately have put some shape into my days. I have done this by keeping apart reading and interview processing. Now it is reading in the morning (usually in the local cafe) and transcribing interviews in the afternoon.… Read More PhD life – a rocky rollercoaster
Judging by how hire bikes are kicking off in (some) cities around the world (even coming to Newcastle, again, apparently), I would see that as an early sign of change. It’s something that councils are not used to but they do it anyways. It’s something new, and they are doing it. So, as a thing… Read More Bow and doff your hat to CAP
First off, I use anger here in the sense of outrage, see Stéphane Hessel’s infamous Indignez-vous, translated into english as Time for Outrage. Anger as such is then a productive feeling. Anger feels and notices inequalities and injustices and it is an emotion that is active, that seeks to find explanations and solutions. Once you… Read More Where to angle anger?
Turns and twists. After last year’s big revelation about the variable constitution of data (hint: they are not just numbers), I continued my conversion from applied natural scientist (engineer) to social scientist. One of my struggles was revolving around the question of what type of data to collect for my PhD – to make the… Read More My PhD data
With one bike totalled in August, the other recently stolen in London, my bike availability was temporarily exhausted. I was (condemned to) travelling around on foot. Walking isn’t an easy thing. Thanks to a friend’s helping hand to a spare bike, I am now back in the saddle. But what happened in the three days I was… Read More Peace warriors in the urban jungle
Our poster for the International Cycling Conference in Mannheim on 19 September 2017: Link https://www.slideshare.net/Katsdekker/icc-mannheim-poster I also prepared a slide show with the exact same content: Link https://www.slideshare.net/Katsdekker/icc-mannheim-slides-version Original abstract https://katsdekker.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/abstract-for-icc-2017/ Survey questions (numbers corresponding to poster presentation) Which country are you in? (filtered for UK) Do you own or have regular access to a motor vehicle?… Read More International Cycling Conference 2017
Campaigning for inclusive road safety means panning out sufficiently to include the environment in your campaigning. You pan away from the individual and behavioural quagmire. This is useful, as the discussion we must have must incorporate the road layout, the highway engineering and urban design mistakes that have been so wholly lavished upon our cities.… Read More Are you positively for inclusive safety?